In Memoriam


John Thomas Donnelly
(1935 - 2007)









BATAVIA, NY  -  John Thomas Donnelly, 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday (Sept. 6, 2007) morning at the home of his daughter.

    John was born May 7, 1935, in Hornell, NY, a son of the late Francis E. and Margaret G. (Nary) Donnelly. He was retired from St. Mary's R.C. Church in Swormville and M&T Bank. He was a member of St. Mary's Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Margaret (Gary) Raphael of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Rita Donnelly; grandsons, Brian M. and Michael J. Raphael; and nieces and nephews, Patrick (Susan) Donnelly, Rosemary (Michael) Gorman, Martin (Cathy) Donnelly, James Donnelly, and Peter Donnelly.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette H. (Jacobs) Donnelly, bothers, Francis E. "Dave" Donnelly, William Donnelly, and nephews, Hans Donnelly and William Donnelly, Jr.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Sept 7, 2007, at the Gilmartin Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Inc., 329 West Main St., Batavia. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church, 6919 Transit Rd., Swormville. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY, 14228 or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Friends may sign the guest registry at